• Saving His Source: Shakespeare’s Use of Holinshed in Macbeth, IV, iii

    Author(s):
    Michael L. Hays (see profile)
    Date:
    2006
    Group(s):
    Renaissance / Early Modern Studies, Shakespeare
    Subject(s):
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
    Item Type:
    Conference paper
    Conf. Title:
    41st Conference on Medieval Studies
    Conf. Org.:
    The Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University
    Conf. Loc.:
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Conf. Date:
    2006
    Tag(s):
    Macbeth, Holinshed, exile and return, Shakespeare
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6G44HQ1G
    Abstract:
    This presentation presents a critical overview and assessment of the pedagogical and critical treatment of the Court Scene, with particular attention to its use in modern political interpretations; places Malcolm in the thematic context established by Holinshed’s comparison of Duncan and Macbeth; puts the scene in the context of the play’s plot; and argues that it establishes Malcolm’s fitness for rule and thereby elaborates the play’s thematic action: succession.
    Notes:
    This paper is one of three on Macbeth. Each paper emphasizes Act III, scene iv, or, as I call it, the Court Scene, as critical to an understanding of Malcolm, his important position in the theme of succession, and the exile-and-return structure of the play.
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